“An Earth Angel is a soul with non-Earthly origins. Although all souls originate from the same Divine source, our environment and personal history often shape our personalities and physical characteristics. For instance, those who spend most of their time surfing at tropical beaches will have different looks and mannerisms than people who hole up in their inner-city offices every day.

“Similarly, all of the lives you’ve previously lived have impacted you. And just as your physical family-of-origins shape your looks, behavior, even your life’s purpose. Again, the inside of everyone is the same: a beautiful, pristine spark for Divine light. However, as a light worker, your spark of light may have spent times in heavenly realms far from the earth. Those lifetimes that you’ve logged in the angelic realm, the elemental kingdom, or on other planets have influenced who you are today. Although you inhabit a human body, your soul feels like a traveler in a foreign country-because that is, in essence, what you are.” From Earth Angel, by Doreen Virtue, PH. D.

Most Earth Angels are empaths, but not all empaths are Earth Angels.

The basic list of the “Traits of an Empath” that has been circulating the internet for a few years now is fairly straightforward, however, you will see crossover with other areas such as Lightworkers, Indigos, HSPs (Highly Sensitive People or Highly Sensitive Persons), Psychics, Mediums and even aspects that are levels of ascension.

Since all these are going on at the same time, it’s understandable but still frustrating since not all traits point to the same thing.

The long and short of being an empath is “feeling the emotions of others as if they were your own”.

The following list is the one that can be found in some form or another everytime you google “Traits of an Empath”
Keep in mind that once an empath has learned control of their gift, these “traits” aren’t there any more. We can (mostly) handle the bad aspects (including health issues) and we just utilize our gift(s) to help others. Therefore, if you are just now looking at the list of empath traits, but are in control of your gift, try to remember what it was like before you learned that control.

  1. Feeling others emotions as if they were your own
  2. Overwhelmed in public places
  3. Watching violence, cruelty or tragedy on the TV is unbearable
  4. You know when someone is not being honest
  5. Digestive disorders and lower back problems
  6. Always looking out for the underdog
  7. Others will want to offload their problems on you, even strangers
  8. Constant fatigue
  9. Addictive personality
  10. Drawn to healing, holistic therapies and all things metaphysical
  11. Creative
  12. Love of nature and animals
  13. Need for solitude
  14. Gets bored or distracted easily if not stimulated
  15. Finds it impossible to do things they don’t enjoy
  16. Strives for the truth
  17. Always looking for the answers and knowledge
  18. Likes adventure, freedom and travel
  19. Abhors clutter
  20. Loves to daydream
  21. Finds routine, rules or control, imprisoning
  22. Prone to carry weight without necessarily overeating
  23. Excellent listener
  24. Intolerance to narcissism
  25. The ability to feel the days of the week
  26. Will not choose to buy antiques, vintage or second-hand
  27. Sense the energy of food
  28. Can appear moody, shy, aloof, disconnected

I’m writing this blog because the traits of an empath are different than the listed traits of an Earth Angel. As I stated earlier, there are some similarities, but the attempt to categorize an empath as an Earth Ange is wrong. Not all empaths are Earth Angels and not all Earth Angels are empaths, although I believe most are .

Following is a list of traits of an Earth Angel

  1. You always see a silver lining in every situation and You always see the good in people
  2. You think in terms of possibility and potential
  3. You have incredible gifts in the areas of writing, art, music, and healing
  4. You experienced an awakening very early on and perhaps were always attracted to nature, mythical creatures and the meaning of life
  5. You seem wise beyond your years and often carry a very worldly energy
  6. Even strangers tend to vent to you their problems and frustrations and you delight in being able to help them
  7. You don’t feel called to do any one thing, in fact at times you can struggle with feeling grounded and finding your purpose
  8. You are interested in philosophy, alternative methods of healing and the metaphysical
  9. You have an intense and deep personality and are not afraid to dig deep within your psyche and the psyche of others to find the truth
  10. You may feel a constant struggle to align yourself with the physical world, this may manifest as struggling to deal with boundaries and your ego
  11. Relationships may be difficult for you to handle as you may find yourself attracted to abusive partners or those with deep emotional issues
  12. It is very likely that you are bi-sexual or have an attraction to both men and women
  13. You have a grace that inspires people and you can lift peoples energy and spirit without much effort
  14. You accept others wherever they are – even those that some can’t even tolerate
  15. You may not feel the need to “settle down”, marry, find a partner or have children
  16. You try to align yourself with societal expectations but you have a very hard time doing so, or the pursuit of these things can leave you feeling empty
  17. You are highly intuitive and often foresee events before they occur, you are also very in-tune with others needs
  18. You are extremely connected to your Spirit Team and have been since you can remember
  19. You feel protective of children, nature and other vulnerable beings; these beings are also often attracted to you
  20. Your emotions feel deep and heavy at times and can fluctuate from positive to negative; you have an understanding of both the light and dark emotions
  21. You may often “space out” or have vivid dreams or daydreams, lucid dream or astral project
  22. You have an innate understanding of the potential and magic of the Universe
  23. Your life may undergo many radical changes and you may find that you move around a lot
  24. You find yourself floating or moving abruptly from one thing to the next as you feel guided or inspired to do so
  25. You may not have stability but your basic needs such as money, housing, food etc. always seem to be taken care of
  26. You feel a longing to return home
  27. You have a clear and strong sense of purpose. Even though you may struggle to know how to manifest this purpose on Earth, you know you must work to help, teach, and heal others.
  28. You love the idea of freely spreading love, compassion, and guidance.
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28 thoughts on “The difference between being an empath and being an earth angel

  • July 8, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    This is the first thing that ever truly fit. At 61 years of age, it made me cry..

    • November 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      you’ve been given a gift from God and we will help you. Smile. I love you and spread the love ❤️

  • July 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Yes I am an Earth Angel and Empath and I’m in tears reading this article because it resonates with me so strongly. ♥ And yes, once you have been awoken and are truly at peace with yourself then you rarely encounter those not so pleasant triats that come with being an empath. You are able to stay in the present moment and can identify any negativity when it may present itself and easily overcome it and keep moving forward. ♥ Love and light beautiful souls, Luke xox

  • July 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I have a lot of both traits and here in where I am what can only describe as being in flux or jostled at times. Because of some of the views of certain anomalies that have presented themselves to me but I hope grasp a better understanding of the giftful traits with in me I’m rather a new born so to speak andckand know I’ve had a old soul since childhood

  • October 25, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Yes it is very true. Not all empaths are Earth Angels. I have found lots of empaths, but so few Angels. In fact, I have not met any Earth Angels, other than myself. I keep searching. I am technically a heyoka Earth Angel. So very hard to fit in, while being so full of love, yet desperately alone.

    • January 24, 2018 at 10:51 am

      I think I am heyoka Earth angel as well.

    • May 20, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      you are definitely true. It’s seldom to meet one. ☺ It’s cool to connect and spot you here too

    • November 9, 2018 at 6:05 am

      I also indentify with being a heyoka empath and earth angel.

    • January 5, 2019 at 11:18 am

      Me too, i knew from the age of 12 i was an empath but now reading this Iv’e never related to anything like all those points so strongly before. Please reply with any social media name so i can talk with those who are finally someone i feel i might actually have a chance with feeling like i fit in with.

      • February 6, 2021 at 12:27 am

        ig: Madar_Mob
        It would be cool to speak to another universal soul

    • January 18, 2021 at 7:23 pm

      Blessings peace and prosperity. I just read this article and i am most definitely an Earth. Im going thru a lot with my narcissistic family and wife. I never herd about any of this. My whole life i been told i was crazy, or wrong. Im my families scapegoat. I cant really remember having a spiritual awakening earlier in my life, but i was aware i was not where i belonged. I had one about 2 weeks ago, while i was going thru what seemed to be a panic attack. I saw me in my true form. Then i remembered, my purpose, then it drove me to become more educated on this topic. My wife may be mental ill or just pure evil. Im starting to lean on the evil side man. She has my whole family against her with her lies. Dude i need help

  • November 18, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I’m a Gaurdian Angel in train I have all of both of the traits I died young and spoke to a couple on the other side I was asked to return to my human form. I was told that if I did I would become a Gaurdian Angel. I am here for an important reason but I can’t remember what.

  • March 2, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    I, too, have all traits of both. I think I’m here to be a healer, nurturer, and caretaker. It’s something I’ve simply fallen into numerous times, very unintentionally – it’s really strange. I can’t seem to get away from that role, no matter how I try. I have dreams off floating and flying, and very keen intuition.

    • November 10, 2020 at 10:21 pm

      Wow This is so me OMG, ELLE I am now so stuck in a sense , It is as if I know I should be doing something but I have no idea on what or how What do you do to cope?

      • September 10, 2021 at 5:45 pm

        I feel this way too. It’s like I’ve always thought something was wrong with me. But then I got interested in spirituality and felt like the universe was clearly giving me signs…and now I’m here. Researching. Learning. And trying to remember? Is that what we are supposed to be doing? I feel like I most definitely identify as an earth angel and empath. Now what?! I feel like I have purpose with no where to start! Help! Lol find me on Facebook!

  • April 28, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I have dreams of floating or flying on my back, feet first, before I would be in an invisible vehicle through composite London, anxiety dreams now It has changed to something wonderful , last week I dreamt of this again ,I didn’t mind that people saw me floating overhead, perhaps because I am more at ease with being an empath
    , and less over whelmed

    • July 15, 2018 at 11:58 pm

      Hey, my name is Dale….God knows I have thought I was going crazy…I am a 55 year old man who just now looked up the word empath… I told my wife for the last two years that Im Spirit sensitive because I get overwhelmed sometimes just getting in the room with some people ….I have been brought up Christian and have compared my feelings with what I thought may be tought in the Bible… Because of my spiritual sensitivity I really look at the readings totally different … I have even wondered if God sent me back again to get myself more inline… Sort of like giving me time to develope…I just don’t know but the last three years have blown my mind….I’ve really wondered if I am just crazy….But I have enough sense to think above even that ….The bible says we will entertain angels unaware ….. People you do….Real Angels not humans descended from Angels ( Earth Angels ) … There very well may be both….The awareness of this ( spiritual or empath whatever is real I call it spirits ) and to actually speak to the spirits is possible for they live in humans …and sometimes it’s just the soul or spirit of the person…Regardless I am weary from it All …I even get so fatigued it’s unreal….I have to sleep with a Bible under my mattress because Of my faith to keep the evil presence spirits away…That has worked for me because I believe in love and an God of love ….I am still learning …. Say a prayer for me to see even more to grow even more…Protected in Love ….

      • September 10, 2018 at 6:45 pm

        May your Protectors guide you on this most amazing Path you have been on

  • March 29, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Wow I fit every point under Earth Angel. I have known I was an empath for a while now, and I have always been very intuitive but this makes so much more sense.

  • April 9, 2019 at 3:14 am

    I alwsys knew i was different. My family & friends have always told me I’m passionate, caring, giving and sll the above. People from all walks of the earth feel comfortable around me, so much that tgeyvend up telling me things you would tell a friend let long a stranger. They always say i feel like i know you for years, you have grest energy, some have seen my white aura, others just feed off my energy. I can go on an on, I will never finish writing. I alwys knew i was different, i can feel it and reading this has helped to understand a little more who I am and I love it. My passion is helping others, caring for others and most of all protecting them. I love pets and pets love me. I had such a bond wuth my kitty of 15 yrs. That he waited for me to come bsck from a trip to spend 30 min with me before he passed. I was completely hart broken. I still miss him is now 4 years. I pray everyday and I love the moon, i know the phases and what they mean. They are times i ferl the need to pray for a stranger. Most of my relationships has been with broken men and they always thank me and they stay seeking me, even after 15 or 20 years. I thank God he gave me the task to able to change things on earth and make people happy. I love putting smiles on peoples faces.

  • August 3, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Being of a cool belief of understanding why some people are what they are is so fascinating. I still dont understand everything…
    ..but guess what? I know I’m honest. Others deal with who I am. Because I have to deal with my world and still trying to understand.
    Lol .

  • February 1, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I want to Thank you for showing me who I am! My name is Carrie and I Now Know I am an Empath & Earth Angel!! I’m 42 yrs old and have always wondered what i was and what my purpose here on earth is. I have also believed everything has existed at some time or another and Also see both sides to everthing…. good and bad… I was born a premie 2 lbs 8 oz and have been bad health all my life. I’ve been on my death bed 3 times. I have always said I shouldn’t still be here and why am I still here what is my purpose. I have always been the one to help others even to the extreme of losing myself and hurting my own families hearts to do so. But that was in the past and I’ve learned how to help others now without going to that extreme anymore. I still dont quit understand what my purpose is But I am eager and ready to find out. So My Friends may God be with you all and bless you everyday to keep going and Never give up. I love you all

  • February 13, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Being an earth angel and empath it’s not easy at all but I humble myself and thank God for our important mission on earth. Feeling that I’m not alone makes me feel much better.

  • October 24, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Did u encounter anything at birth

  • November 8, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    I am both an earth angel and empath . A blessing and a curse.

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  • December 3, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    This resonates so deeply… and explains so much. Thank you.


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